Our bodies have the ability to heal. Some wounds, however, don't heal on their own. They are called chronic wounds, injuries or sores that don't heal within two to three months and therefore require specialized care from wound care physicians. These types of wounds are often associated with other health problems, such as diabetes or vascular disorders, but they can also occur as pressure sores or from traumatic incidents.
Wound care is the medical specialty focused on the proper treatment of a wound to ensure it heals correctly. Our body’s natural wound healing is an intricate process, and sometimes, it needs the expertise of a trained wound care physician.
What Do Our Wound Care Physicians Do?
Baptist’s team of wound care physicians specializes in treating slow-healing wounds using leading-edge techniques and procedures to help patients get better. Because chronic and complex healing wounds often require advanced therapy and special care to heal, you need a wound care specialist who can create a treatment plan specific to your problem. Baptist’s wound care physicians have the experience, knowledge and treatment options − including skin grafts, compression, growth factor application and other therapies − needed to help your problem wound heal.
Types of Conditions Treated
Patients who see a Baptist wound care physician may be dealing with one or more of the following health problems:
- Diabetic wounds
- Arterial wounds
- Venous stasis
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Thermal/chemical burns
- Crush injuries
- Other kinds of wounds
Baptist's Wound Care Locations
Baptist is proud to have physicians specializing in wound care all over the Mid-South and Central Mississippi. Select a Baptist location below to learn more:
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